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MY Style introduction of new owner

MYstyle NZ Store in Cambridge 2004 to 2017 ; a boutique vintage inspired fabric and homeware store in Cambridge, New Zealand Closes.
MYstyle has some important news.

Sheryl and Helen after 13 years of fun & laughter have decided to close the store in Cambridge. We would like to thank you so much for being MYstylers and following and supporting us over the years. 


We are proud to announce that the MYstyle online presence will live on!
We are happy and excited to let you know that our gorgeous fabric will still be available online. So please continue to support the new owner and we wish her every success. 
"ONLINE STORE STILL LIVES ON !"

So watch this space and continue to subscribe here and the announcement of new products will soon hit your email boxes.

We opened  our store back in 2004 with a passion for everything vintage! Our vintage collection ran through our store with a fresh and funky look, full of colour and everyday practical style.


With one of New Zealand's largest selections of vintage style designer oilcloth and cotton fabrics, you could take your pick from florals, stripes and spots. We had an ever changing range of products that enhanced and brighten up many homes; cushions, quilts, kitchenware, china, lighting, handbags, toiletries and gifts, including their own  brand MYstyle and complimented by Cath Kidston.


We created an exclusive range of MYstyle products, which we were proud to have the majority made here in New Zealand. Vintage furniture is something we have become well known for, revamped by our very own Sheryl, Design Director. "I hand picked pieces and created an individual look for each one; I painted, distressed, used textiles and changed handles to ensure these became one off, unique pieces". To compliment our love for re-using and revamping old things, giving it a new lease of life we hope you enjoyed! 


Goodbye and Thank you 
Love Sheryl and Helen 
 
 

Winter Launch Night!

Wow, what a great night! Thank you so much to everyone who came.

MYstyle Winter Launch Night was to showcase the new lines we have added to our store. Locals were asking to see a wool shop and craft shop back in our town. So we at MYstyle responded and felt this was a great enhancement to our business, complimenting the fabric and paint that we already supply we really are now a one stop shop for all your revamp and creative needs. We also recognise that not everyone is creative but appreciate the handmade old school crafts and so we have added many handcrafted products for you to enjoy.

New to the range is wool, knitting and crochet accessories including patterns, all you need for sewing and upholstery, scissors, cotton, tapes, ribbons, glue, needles and so much more. Cute kits with everything included, great for beginners! 

Click onto our haberdashery section to see everything new, products are being added daily. Here at MYstyle, we are open to suggestions so if you are unable to find a product, please do not hesitate to contact us and we are more than happy to help.

And let's not forget our lucky winners of our giveaway packs! Congratulations and well done to: Ursula Edington, Deb Wortman, Fiona Soanes, Gayle Macmillans and Rachel Chamberlain. Enjoy and get creative!

 

 

                   

 

Why Use Vintage Paint?

Here at MYstyle NZ, we get pretty excited when we can stock NZ Made products!

Vintage Paint - Made in New Zealand, now that we love!       

That's not all to LOVE about this paint.

If you hate stripping furniture, then now you don't have to. With this Vintage Paint, you can paint over most existing paint or varnish without removing it first and there is no need to undercoat. This paint has undercoat properties built right into the formula. There's no need to waste time and money buying an additional product.

Vintage Paint will stick to most bare wood, pre-painted and pre-varnished surfaces.

If that isn't enough the quick drying time means you can start and finish a project in just one day! Here at MYstyle, we are all about the practical and we LOVE it when we can start and finish our revamps so timely, allowing us more time to start new ones.

Voodoo Molly Vintage Paint is designed to better withstand our busy lifestyles. It has a silky yet tough finish which makes it more resilient to general wear and tear. Once cured it is fully cleanable. We use a standard cream polish which we find gives it a nice finish but you can also wax if that's the look you want to achieve, it is so versatile.

This paint can be used both inside and outside your home. Creating a pop of colour in your garden or mixing and matching to balance that inside-outside flow.

Its application is so simple to use. Here are some pieces we have done here at MYstyle.

      

Colour really does influence your life, be brave and add some colour to your life. 

Wool Arrives in Cambridge!

Here at MYstyle, we are so super excited to announce the new arrival of wool here in Cambridge! The Debbie Bliss Range of Wool is the first to arrive. Over the next few months, MYstyle will be increasing our ranges of wool, haberdashery and craft products to compliment our gorgeous fabric range and MYstyle products. 
 
The Debbie Bliss range is a high-quality product, it includes beautiful classics in a gorgeous pallet. You can just feel the quality and is so nice to knit with. We also have beautiful books with knitting patterns including adorable baby and toddler patterns that are just super cute.  Debbie Bliss was also recently awarded with an MBE in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours List for her services to hand knitting and the craft industry.

 
To launch this exciting new product to MYstyle we are offering a Buy 3 balls and get the 4th FREE! So come in store and check it out for yourself, or order online.  
 
        
       
 
Bringing a much needed service to Cambridge, this is just the start! 

Give an old picture a new look!

Want a quick easy way to give and old framed picture or tapestry a new look.

1. Choose a paint Colour

             Design Tip:  try and pick a colour in the picture, use a colour that you want to be dominant. The colour you use on the frame will bring out that colour in the picture. I wanted to bring out the green so I have used our vintage paint - Guacomole, if I wanted to bring out the blue more I could have used the Duckegg blue.       

2. Give the frame a good clean. 

3. Use masking tape to edge the inside of the frame so you don't get paint on the glass.

                           

4. Apply 2 coats, once dry peel off the tape. 

Voila you have a New Picture!

Look how brighter the picture looks just by painting the frame. 

Click here to see the vintage paint range

Love Cambridge

Cambridge, a boutique town full of gorgeous boutique style shops. Cambridge is fast becoming the boutique town of NZ. A great place to visit and the growing motto is, Shop Taste and Indulge!

As you walk down the main streets of town, you are surrounded by the trees that gave this town the title the Town of Trees, its a beautiful place. This gives a great backdrop to the pretty and unique shops that fill this town and make it so different. Eating at the many gorgeous cafes and restaurants not only excites the taste buds but it is also pleasant on the eye. 

We here at MYstyle love Cambridge and are proud to be part of LoveCambridge, a collective of retailers and businesses working together to make our boutique town the best shopping and eating experience you can ask for. 

Why don't you check out the other businesses on the new Love Cambridge website. Love Cambridge Website

You will find a wealth of information and some interesting blogs such as recipe shares, and business features and also some great information on specials that your favourite business may have running. 

Love Cambridge also have a Facebook page so be sure to LIKE it so you can get notifications and join in the competitions that will be running throughout the year.

Love Cambridge Facebook Page     MYstyle Facebook Page 

                 

                 

Wax Wraps are helping to save the planet

While being on summer holiday we have being using our bees wax covers and they are amazing. 

Once you have used these you will love them, no more cling wrap needed!

These are great to cover left overs, wrap your cheese or sandwiches.

To maintain them you just rinse under cold water, dry and use again and again.

To use them place over the bowl or object and use the warmth of your hands to gentle mold and form a seal.

 A sustainable product and we love that!

We love recycling, re using here at mystyle and of course they look pretty as well.

MYstyle beeswax infused reusable food wraps are infused with pure New Zealand beeswax. Breathable and reusable and malleable at room temperature. 

And of course Made in New Zealand with LOVE. 

Save money and the Planet!

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Frames

Having some fun one day looking at some empty frames, i decided to have a play! I love nothing better than a cheap and easy way to use old frames that you have hanging around and get them ready for the wall. If you have no photos you can use your imagination  with some craft tape or fabric and create some fresh wall art. 

What you need - Frame, Card, Tape or Fabric 

  

Design your pattern

 

Happy with your design, stick on your paper or card and then place in your frame! Its that simple, great activity to do with the kids.

The Royals Come To Cambridge

How exciting for Cambridge to have the lovely Kate & William come and visit our small town. We started feeling the buzz as all the shops started to decorate their windows about a week or so before. We kept true to our style and set up a high tea for Kate. On the day, we arrived into town early not knowing how busy things would be, it was so quiet so Sheryl and I had no problem finding a park.

Overnight the town had been prepared with all the barriers lining the streets. We had prepared some MYstyle bunting to hang outside using our Dotty Red and Dotty Blue and we hung that first thing. Meeting our lovely Sonia for breakfast the fun times began as we dressed up for the occasion with our Tiaras and Pearls, enjoying a relaxing breakfast at one of our favourite Cambridge cafes, Rouge! before the Royal watchers began arriving. We opened up MYstyle and started to prepare for the day of visitors. Blowing up balloons and having lots of photos and giggles. The morning went fast as many customers and friends came in and out of the store having fun with us.

We all gathered outside the shop to catch a wave and glimpse of the lovely Kate, William was on our side so we had a great view of him and we could just see the gorgeous Kate waving at the other side. She looked absolutely stunning and everyone commented on just how more gorgeous she is in person. So as quick as a flash our drive by was over but the atmosphere continued to be great, Sheryl and I popped into the lovely Bettie Monroe shop to say hi and of course take the opportunity to shop and giggle.

Enjoy our photos of our Royal Day!

         

         

 

Thank you to Sonia who put so much effort into helping us with all the decorations and for coming and sharing this day with us and obviously a big thank you to The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, we loved having you!

               

50 Shades of Cream!

Have you ever noticed how plain and boring the lamp shades are out there, talk about 50 shades of cream! So with a small piece of fabric, some braid and a glue gun you can turn something so boring into something fabulous, adding something unique to your special place.

If you dont already have an old shade to cover you can pick up a plain one in most hardware shops. Lets start with a Drum shade as this is by far the easiest to cover with its simple cylinder shape. Once you have your shade you need to measure the width to know the amount of fabric you will need, this one is 20cm so you will need 25cm of fabric to allow for gluing. Then you need to measure the circumference and allow 1cm extra to finish the edge.

So lets get started.
1. Glue a raw edge along the seam of the shade with equal overhang each side
2. Check length round the shade to cover seam and mark by folding the fabric to create a finished edge ensuring it layers over the raw edge that has been glued.
3. Then lie flat and iron the fabric to create a neat edge.
4. Rolling the shade over whilst pulling the fabric tight round to the seam then glue the ironed edge over raw edge. 
5. Then working around the top glue a small section and pull fabric down and over the frame, repeat the process until finished and repeat for the bottom.
6. Trim any excess fabric to make neat and then glue braid over the raw edge to make a neat finish.
Click here to see our fabrics     Click Here to see our shade and lighting